Videoblog. My son Zac celebrated his third birthday at Chuck E. Cheese's, every parents' nightmare of perfectly engineered overstimulation. I decided to spare you the animatronic band (the lighting was awful back there, anyway). Instead, the games! Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. Burt Lum (Mindwind Labs), Roxanne Darling (Bare Feet Studios), Peter Kay (Titankey) and I were invited to talk about blogging and podcasting to the Hawaii Chapter of the IABC (International Association of Business Communicators). Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. My in-laws left Hawaii weeks ago, but I only recently stumbled across an old SD card with some clips from an afternoon visit with them on May 24, when we took the kids down to the very crowded pool at the Hale Koa Hotel. Music is "Helium" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. Ala Moana Beach Park shortly after dawn. Although this area will soon be packed with people, early in the morning it's the domain of exercise nuts and senior citizens. Music is "Fifth" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. Day two of the long Memorial Day weekend found us at Bishop Museum's monthly "Family Day." The current exhibit features animatronic lizards, which is all fine and good, except for one scene with blood and stuff. Music is "Wind's Eye" from First Album by Thursday Group (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii held its annual "Splendor of China" festival (formerly the Taste of China) at the Neil Blaisdell Center in Honolulu on Oct. 8-9, 2005. Chinese arts and crafts, food booths, cultural displays, a fashion show and lion dances were included in the program. Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. Katie performed in her first May Day celebration at Mililani Waena Elementary School. After days of practicing in the scalding hot sun, the skies were gray today... but all the music and dancing apparently kept most of the rain away. Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. Burt Lum's monthly "Bytemarks" geek lunch, held today in the courtyard of Cafe Laniakea at the YWCA on Richards Street downtown. Present (in addition to Burt and myself) were Paul Lawler, Todd Ogasawara, Bob Lew, and Marsha Mochizuki. Background music is "Seasons" from Vibrant by Cargo Cult (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. Continuing where we left off in "Bytemarks Lunch," the geeks head down to the University of Phoenix to catch a business podcasting seminar led by Roxanne Darling and Shane Robinson of Bare Feet Studios. Among the many notable people in attendance was Andy Bumatai, who I'd really love to see get into podcasting. Background music is "Seasons" from Vibrant by Cargo Cult (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. Katie and Zac are joined by neighbor Nathan on a trip to Aloun Farms in Ewa. Games, kiddie rides, shave ice and a "hay ride" make for a great, but scorching hot, day. Music is "Sweet Pea" from First Album by Thursday Group (Magnatune). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. I try my hand at recycling, several months into a statewide "container deposit" based program. Music is "Ones" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult (Magnatune/BY-NC-SA). Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. Summer means the 50th State Fair, one of several annual carnivals to hit Honolulu. The family is joined by Nathan, our neighbor's son, as we see what there is to see. Young Zac, sadly, finds he's not much of a fan of rides. Music is "Our Song" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult (Magnatune). favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Chinese cultural groups from all over the state and the world converged on Ala Moana Beach Park on Aug. 13 to participate in the annual Dragon Boat Races, wherein teams paddle enormous (and heavy) carved wooden boats along shore in a race to capture their flag. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. In November 2005, Bishop Museum opened the doors to its new Science Adventure Center (they decided "Science Learning Center" wasn't strong enough), a 16,500-square-foot facility with immersive and interactive exhibits. The emphasis is on better understanding Hawaiis environment, in areas of science in which Hawaii has gained international recognition for cutting edge research (volcanology, oceanography, and biodiversity). Earlier this month was my family's first visit to... Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Zac (age 3) finds his little brother Alex (10 mos.) can now crawl. He's happy now, but this is the beginning of the end for his reign over the Toy Empire. Music is "Stream" from "iNTROSPEKT" by iDEOLOGY (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
A trip with the family to historic Haleiwa town on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. It's a beautiful place somewhat clogged with tourist traffic. The key draw for many is shave ice, with Matsumoto's being the quintessential destination. My wife and I prefer Aoki's, just a few yards down the street, where the ice is finer and the lines are shorter. Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. The wife is battling pneumonia, so it was left to me to pick up our 7-year-old daughter, Katie, from school today. Music is "Garden" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
The funeral of my grandmother, Hanako Mori Ozawa, held July 19, 2005 at Waipahu Soto Zen Taiyoji. She came to Hawaii from Japan to join her husband, they built up the Buddhist and Japanese language school community in the islands, and survived internment by the U.S. government during World War II. She raised six kids, including my dad. See my podcast from July 22 for my reading of her eulogy: http://www.archive.org/details/HawaiiUP_20050722 Topics: hawaii, vlog, videoblog
The self-guided factory tour at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut plantation on the Big Island of Hawaii. Music is Music is "Sol Naciente" from Vibrant by Cargo Cult (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, vlog, videoblog
Videoblog. As part of the Pan Pacific Festival, a Japanese cultural exchange held in conjunction with the King Kamehameha Day holiday in Honolulu, a visiting women's taiko drum troupe from Japan performs at Ala Moana Center. Sure looks like great exercise. Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. For two weeks every summer, the Friends of the Library Book Sale brings crowds of book lovers to McKinley High School, where tens of thousands of used books pulled from public library circulation are sold off. Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Videoblog. "The Wall" in Waikiki, where Kapahulu Avenue and Kalakaua Avenue meet. A busy vantage point for tourists, and a popular spot for surfers, boogie boarders and bodyboarders. Music is "Mode Escstatica" from Tektonic Illusion by Kenji Williams (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Lovely Spam, Wonderful Spam! People in Hawaii love their Spam, and consume more of the stuff per capita than any other U.S. state. So of course we celebrate our love of everyone's favorite "mystery meat" with an annual celebration known as the Waikiki Spam Jam. Kalakaua Avenue becomes the center of all things Spam, from dozens of Spam dishes to Spam merchandise to wandering Spam mascots. Music is "Honolulu Shuffle" from The Ukulele Experiment by Kaimoku. Topics: hawaii, vlog, videoblog, videopodcast, spam, spamjam, waikiki, festival, blockparty
On a recent Saturday morning, I got up at the crack of dawn and drove into Waikiki to participate in the American Heart Association's annual charity Heart Walk. After setting up and stretching out in Kapiolani Park, thousands flooded the streets around Diamond Head. Some free snacks and a Chinese lion dance close up the show. Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
A stroll around the Capitol District just east of downtown Honolulu. The State Capitol, the Hawaii State Library, Honolulu Hale (City Hall), Aliiolani Hale, and Iolani Palace. Music is "Terra" from Tektonik Illusion by Kenji Williams (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
The first Flickr Meetup for Hawaii, with Flickr fans and their families coming together from all over for food, folks, and fun at Kakaako Waterfront Park in Honolulu. Present were Ozone9999, WindwardSkies (and son), CrispyTeriyaki (and family), Champuru, Watari Goro (and family), Ai Pohaku, Adobokimbap (and hubby), Chiegoro (and friend), Kitchen Mama, TheStuffGuy, and me. Topics: hawaii, vlog, videoblog, video podcast, flickr, picnic, potluck
Videoblog. Day three of the long Memorial Day weekend brings us over Interstate H-3 to Waimanalo Beach. Sun, surf, sand, a crab, a surfboard, and a boogie-boarding lesson. Music is "Turtle Spin" by Thursday Group (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, videoblog, vlog
Posted for Videoblogging Week 2006. To end the work week, I talk a bit about the history and popularity of "aloha wear," and survey some of the fashion of downtown Honolulu. Thanks to vlogger Roxanne of Beach Walks with Rox for suggesting today's topic. Music is "Lagoon (Baba)" from Gravity by Artemis (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, vlog, videoblog, videopodcast, videobloggingweek2006, friday, fashion, aloha, alohawear,...
The February 2008 gathering of Manoa Geeks saw a record turnout. Hosted at Oceanit in downtown Honolulu, about 50 local technology and web gurus and fans came together to talk shop. Adobe code development, the semantic web, the Microsoft-Yahoo deal, and the Apple MacBook Air were among the many topics discussed. Topics: manoa, hawaii, geeks, manoageeks, tech, web, meetup, vlog, videoblog, videopodcast, video
Posted for Videoblogging Week 2006. I run a discussion forum dedicated to Hawaii called HawaiiThreads.com, where talkstory about anything and everything is always the special of the day. Today, the site celebrated its second birthday, and some of the regulars (and irregulars) gathered at Kakaako Waterfront Park for a picnic. Food, folks, and fun as they say. Music is "Waiting for Luck to Come" from Waiting For Luck to Come, courtesy Wilfred N and the Grown Men. Topics: hawaii, vlog, videoblog, vog, videopodcast, videobloggingweek2006, picnic, potluck, party, park,...
Some scenes from the 24th Annual Great Aloha RUn, held President's Day (Feb. 18, 2008) in Honolulu, Hawaii. As many as 20,000 participants of all ages run, walk, or roll 8.15 miles from downtown to Aloha Stadium to raise money for charity. Topic: hawaii, honolulu, marathon, run, walk, funrun, aloharun, greataloharun, vlog, videoblog,...
The New Year's Ohana Festival at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, held Jan. 8, 2006. Japanese food (okonomiyaki, andagi), arts and crafts (fish painting, calligraphy), performances (fan dances, taiko) and activities (train ride, inflatable slides). Music by Hawaii Matsuri Taiko of Waipahu. Topics: hawaii, vlog, videoblog, video podcast, taiko, kimono, japan, japanese, culture, festival
Happy Monday! I am traveling this week so please enjoy some of our favorite episodes in the Hawaiiana category. We are starting off the week with a shoot from the recording studios of Doctor Trey with our favorite local girl band, MightyJ Please check out their site so you can buy their wonderful music and find out where they are playing live, here in the islands.You can see Lexi got lucky too. Hawaiian Word: Mele: musicPlease check out our Blogroll page with many more links.Add this to your... Topics: food&leisure, musc, hawaii, doctortrey
Posted for Videoblogging Week 2006. The family and I check out the annual auto show at the Hawaii Convention Center. Classic cars, and concept cars, and everything in between. Music is "Fast Cars" from Plethora by MRDC (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, vlog, videoblog, video podcast, videobloggingweek2006, cars, carshow, autos, autoshow,...
The 14th Annual Honolulu Festival, a three-day cultural exchange festival celebrating "Pacific Harmony." Here are some clips from Sunday, March 16 at the Honolulu Convention Center (one of three main venues), including exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on crafts and activities, and dazzling stage performances. For more information, visit honolulufestival.com. Topics: hawaii, honolulu, festival, japan, japanese, culture, hula, dance, origami, video, vlog, videoblog,...
I hit the road to check out the Nuuanu Pali lookout point, perched high in the Ko`olau mountain range overlooking the windward side of O`ahu. Posted for Videoblogging Week 2006. There wasn't too much danger, but there was a fair amount of wind, and a few warning signs. Music is "Steps" from Fall Submissions by AntiGuru (Magnatune). Topics: hawaii, vlog, videoblog, video podcast, videobloggingweek2006, pali, lookout, scenic, cliff,...